St Mirren FC
St Mirren Park

Capacity: 8,006 (all seated)
Address:
Greenhill Road, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA3 1RU
Telephone No: 0141 889 2558
Fax No: 0141 848 6444
Ticket Office: 0141 840 4100
Ticket Office Fax: 0141 848 9222
Pitch Size: 110 x 70 yards
Club Nickname: The Buddies
Year Ground Opened: 2009
Home Kit Colours: Black and White Stripes
Away Kit Colours: Yellow With Black Trim
Shirt Sponsors: King of Trainers JD
Kit Manufacturers: Carbrini
Official Web Site: www.saintmirren.net
Unofficial Web Sites: www.blackandwhitearmy.com

www.stmirren.info
Independent Supporters Association
Unofficial Buddies (Footy Mad Network)


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Contents

What's St Mirren Park Like?
External View (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
East Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?

North Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
South Stand (photo)
By Train
West Stand (photo)
Local Rivals
Admission Prices
Programme & Fanzine
Layout Of The Ground
Fixtures 2014-2015
Fans Reviews
Record & Average Attendance

Hotel Accommodation
St Mirren Park Location Map

What's St Mirren Park Like?

After spending 115 years at Love Street, the club have now moved to a new stadium in 2009. The new St Mirren Park, as it is known was built by Barr Construction at a cost of around 8m. The ground is comprised of four separate stands and although it probably won't win many design awards, it is at least modern and functional. The stands on three sides are all single tiered, have large windshields to each side and are of the same height. The East Stand on the remaining side, is taller than the others, but contains a smaller amount of seating, with a large panelled area behind that rises up to the roof. This stand also has the team dugouts in front of it. Although this is the Main Stand at the ground, the television cameras are located opposite.

The stadium is located about half a mile away from Love Street, which has been sold for a Tesco retail development. 

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External View


External View

Thanks to Ingo Braun for providing the photo above.

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?

Away fans are located at one end of the stadium in the North Stand, where just over 1,600 supporters can be accommodated. It is expected that for Old Firm games, that sections of the West Stand will also be made available. As you would expect from a new stadium, the facilities and playing action are good. However, one slight drawback is that that the fans are set quite back from the playing action, as there is a large perimeter area surrounding the pitch.

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East Stand


East
                    Stand, St Mirren Park

Thanks to Stewart Howcutt for providing the photo above.

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Where To Drink?
Colin Weir informs me; 'There are very few pubs near the ground at all, with the ground being
in between a residential and industrial area. Away coaches are still parking on Clark Street where they did for Love Street so it is likely that away fans will continue to drink in the pubs off Greenock Road. Other than that St Mirren fans are likely to continue to drink in the existing pubs around Love Street and the Town Centre simply remembering to leave for the match 10 minutes earlier than they used to!'

There are a couple of pubs near to the old ground, although with the lack of pubs close to the new stadium many may drink in the town centre before heading to the game. The Wee Barrel on Love Street itself is a smallish two roomed pub, which gets very busy before games, but on my visit there was a good mix of home and away support and the service was good. George Clarke adds; 'The Cottage Arms next to a Chinese takeaway just off Greenock Road has long been a popular haunt for away fans, as the away coaches park up near there on Clark Street and it is only a few minutes walk away from the ground'. Near Paisley Gilmour Street station is the Tile Bar on Smithhills Street.

In the town centre, which is around 3/4's of a mile away. Peter Balmforth, recommends; 'J
ust outside the station entrance, is a Wetherspoons outlet called the 'Last Post'. However please note that fans are not admitted wearing colours, so remember to roll up your scarf and stick it in your pocket'. Rene a visiting Celtic supporter informs me: 'I found the Wallace Bar on Causeyside Street in the town centre, to be a friendly enough place to enjoy a beer'.

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North Stand


North Stand

Thanks to Dave Tennant for providing the photo above.

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

The ground is particularly easy to get to due to its proximity to the M8. 

From the West

Exit the M8 at J29 St James Interchange signed A737/Glasgow Airport/Paisley. At the roundabout both lanes of the slip road lead around to the A726 Greenock Road towards Paisley and East Kilbride which is the 3rd exit. Directions are then as M8 East below.


From the East


Exit the M8 at J29 St James Interchange. It is best to be in the 2nd lane on the viaduct, as the inside lane leaves at J28a just before the junction 29. Turn left at the traffic lights on the roundabout onto the A726 Greenock Road (signed Paisley and East Kilbride). At the second set of traffic lights from here, turn right onto McFarlane Street which double backs on itself. After 300m the road has a sharp left bend onto Greenhill Road and the Ground is a further 300m away. The ground it usually signed from the St James Interchange.


From the South


Fans travelling along the A737 from Ayrshire, can also exit at St James Interchange, however leaving and joining the road at Linwood may help beat the traffic. Exit at Linwood, and turn right on the roundabout towards Paisley. After passing the Asda, at the 3rd roundabout turn left onto Barskiven Road. Follow this road for about a mile going straight across two roundabouts. After the second you will be on Ferguslie Park Avenue, the road then turns to the right and the ground is about 400 yards away on your right.


There is a car park at the stadium, but this is for permit holders. So it is a case of finding some street parking.

Map showing the location of St Mirren Park
(at the bottom of this page).

Thanks to Colin Weir for providing the directions.

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South Stand


South Stand

Thanks to Dave Tennant for providing the photo above.

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By Train
The nearest station is Paisley St James, which is situated almost just across the road from the stadium. It is a 17 minute journey from Glasgow Central Station.

Colin Weir adds; '
If you are coming to the ground by train Paisley St James has a half hourly service on the Glasgow-Gourock line and is located on Greenhill Road directly behind the away stand. Come out of the station onto Greenhill Road and the stadium is directly on the left. A campaign by fans of the club hopes to persuade Transport Scotland to rename the station Paisley St Mirren, however for the near future Paisley St James is where you should alight.

Paisley Gilmour Street is one stop away from St James and around 15 minute walk from the ground, but has a much more frequent service with trains every 10 minutes.


At the bottom of the stairs from the platforms turn right to take the back entrance to Old Sneddon Street and then turn left. Once you are at the traffic lights at the Court and Love Street, continue along St James Street and onto Underwood Road, where you pass under the railway. 400m further along you pass a pedestrian crossing and the Royal Mail Centre on your right at the corner of Greenhill Road. Head down Greenhill Road and the ground is 200m on your left.


Most service buses to Paisley also stop next Paisley Gilmour Street station and directions are the same for them. It is possible to catch a number 64 Arriva bus to Ferguslie Park from Gauze Street in the Town Centre which takes around 5 minutes and passes very close by to the ground'. 

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West Stand

West
                    Stand, St Mirren Park

Thanks to Ingo Braun for providing the photo above.

Local Rivals

Greenock Morton.

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Admission Prices 

Home Fans:
Main Stand (Centre Padded Seats): Adults 22, Concessions 12
Main Stand: Adults 20, Concessions 10 Under 12's 5
West Stand: Adults 20, Concessions 10 Under 12's 5
South (Family) Stand: Adults 20, Concessions 10 Under 18's 5, Under 12's 2

Away Fans:
North Stand: Adults 20, Concessions 10

Concessions apply to over 65's, under 18's and full time students. In addition, in the home areas the concessionary rate is also available to the unemployed.

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Programme & Fanzine
Official Programme 2.50

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Ground Layout


Layout

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Fixtures 2014-2015
St Mirren FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Fans Reviews

James Prentice (Rangers) 7/11/10

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
At the new St Mirren Park
7,542 v Kilmarnock, Premier League, January 31st 2009

At Love Street:
47,438 v Celtic, August 20th 1949.

Average Attendance:
2013-2014: 4,511 (Premier League)
2012-2013: 4,389 (Premier League)
2011-2012: 4,492 (Premier League)

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Map Showing The Location Of St Mirren Park




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Last Revised:  14 July
2014